Cerebral infections in AIDS: Cryptococcal meningitis

Michael J.G. Harrison, Justin C. McArthur

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Abstract

Cryptococcal meningitis is the most common neurologic fungal infection in patients with AIDS. Treatment still depends heavily on amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine, although oral azoles have a role in milder cases, in follow- up to induction therapy, and in maintenance therapy. A vaccine based on the capsular polysaccharide is under development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-397+401-407+409
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume15
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1998

Keywords

  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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